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Dec
20
asked How can I adjust a whole-house ventilation bathroom exhaust timer?
Dec
18
comment What could cause a flame sensor to stop working so frequently?
3-year old newly installed furnace? Call the installers. I'm hoping you have some sort of warranty or similar. Might be time to reposition a machine or two, though I'm not quite convinced it's lint from the dryer. Consistent lint anywhere around a furnace isn't a good idea.
Dec
13
comment would a bathroom without a gfci outlet be a violation in a rented appartment
Do you have an outlet that isn't GFCI protected, or is there no outlet at all?
Dec
10
comment Will big box home supply stores cut Zinc-Plated Slotted Angle pieces to size for customers?
upvote for the jaws of life :)
Dec
10
comment Will big box home supply stores cut Zinc-Plated Slotted Angle pieces to size for customers?
how about a pair of tin snips? probably provides for far more control than any sort of sawing action.
Dec
9
comment How can I remove stinky radiator water from a rug?
what's your rug replacement cost? if it's less than $50 or $100 (depending on your personal tolerance levels), you may be better served dumping it and getting a new one. specially with no place to dry it out in the open...
Dec
4
comment Closing off heating ducts
can you add a link to your previous answer? Thanks.
Nov
14
comment Is it possible to move a front door?
i downvoted this answer because it seems (to me, at least) unnecessarily patronizing. humor does not, unfortunately, translate well over the internet.
Nov
11
comment How can I prepare my home to be vacant for a month?
I haven't used a randomized timer, but have set up regular timers a few times, and they have been fairly easy to set up and use. Friends have used randomized timers, but I haven't really asked them about the process, though... I've assumed that the steps are about similar.
Nov
11
answered How can I prepare my home to be vacant for a month?
Nov
9
comment How can I safely get rid of the odor caused by EasyOff oven cleaner?
I used the same product a couple of years ago, but the smell dissipated after a couple of hours or so, and didn't even need the oven to run. Are you sure you followed all instructions, and cleaned up all residue?
Nov
4
revised Can I splice a main neutral in a new feed thru (meter panel) box?
dropped the screaming
Nov
4
suggested approved edit on Can I splice a main neutral in a new feed thru (meter panel) box?
Oct
29
comment Why does my hot water smell like wood smoke?
@keshlam, if you would covert your comment to an answer, i'll be happy to accept it. your comment partly put me on the right track to figure this out.
Oct
29
answered Why does my hot water smell like wood smoke?
Oct
29
comment Putting together a tool set for children 8-11
volunteering with scouting myself, i heartily recommend a set of tiny carving knives - exacto or other brands. really helps to pass those long july days at the tomahawk summer camp, whittling.
Oct
27
comment How can I remove humidity from a room without a dehumidifier?
A couple of things: not all mold is dangerous, and not using any sort of active air movers also has the potential to spread spores anywhere. Even something as trivial as OP's cat walking around will help move air.
Oct
22
comment What is the black adhesive being applied between the veneer bricks?
Text in your posted image says it: "pointing mortar for bricks."
Oct
18
comment How can I determine what's behind a wall?
drywall walls will sound hollow if you aren't knocking directly on the studs. doesn't mean that there's a void on the other side. your best bet is to open the wall up and see what's going on. drywall can be replaced for reasonably cheap, and having a secret room is immeasurably fun (unless it holds corpses etc., of course)
Oct
13
comment What could have caused the hot and cold water to stop running in one sink, while all others are fine?
Maybe both pipes broke / burst at the same time? Unlikely in all probability, but something to check perhaps?